Skip to main content

Covid 19 - Coronavirus

Our advice on responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

With the changing status of COVID-19 in the UK and internationally, the business community is facing many urgent and unique challenges. We want to play our part in helping you, your business and your industry move past them. As a firm, we have already advised many of our clients on issues relating to COVID-19. With questions and queries wide-ranging, we are here to provide answers to your questions, to act as a sounding board for the decisions you’re planning to make and to help you make the key decisions that will protect your business and your communities in the weeks ahead.

There’s a lot of information, advice and food for thought on our COVID-19 hub, which is updated regularly across each of our legal areas. You can find our latest insight into the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and our guidance on how businesses should respond in the UK and internationally. We and our international colleagues will be keeping our guidance updated as the situation develops.

Our current key articles include:

Please feel free to get in touch with your usual Lewis Silkin contact, email info@lewissilkin.com or speak to one of the contacts listed.

Related blogs

Related items

Airport flight board with

A guide to the immigration implications of COVID-19 for UK employers

16 September 2020

This article sets out the main immigration law issues and Home Office guidance that you need to be aware of so you can consider the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for your business. The Home Office is making policy announcements and issuing revised guidance regularly and we will keep you updated as this is published.

Socially distanced office

Face coverings and the workplace

09 September 2020

This article discusses the current rules regarding face coverings at work and some of the practical issues that arise for employers.

Socially distanced office

Check your tech to help put the fizz back in your biz!

03 September 2020

Following Jeremy Hunt’s recent comments about the buzz, creativity, fizz and excitement that office working can bring, many employers will be considering how best to manage the return to work process as safely as possible.

Working from home desk

What happens to furloughed workers when the government scheme ends? Lucy Lewis comments for Yahoo

02 September 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has not only caused thousands of deaths around the world but has caused untold damage to the economy: on 7 May the Bank of England warned the pandemic will push the UK economy towards its deepest recession on record.

Immigration Passports

Pandemic sparks fears over skills visas: Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for Relocate Global

02 September 2020

Predictably, the coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented fall in the amount of skilled migration, overseas assignees, intra-company transfers and foreign student numbers. Now, experts are wondering how long it will take for the global situation to return to something approaching normal.

Office

How is Covid-19 affecting Employment Tribunals?

27 August 2020

Covid-19 has created a significant backlog problem in the Employment Tribunal. Employers are increasingly likely to see claims relating to furlough and/or a safe return to work, and many hearings will be dealt with remotely.

checklist

Your ten point plan for the Autumn

26 August 2020

This infographic sets out ten key considerations for employers following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Grievance

Tips for managing grievances during the Covid-19 pandemic

17 August 2020

Some sectors have seen high levels of employees on furlough or working from home. As restrictions ease and employees gradually start to return to “normal” working, this article considers the challenges HR may face in managing grievances that might arise during this time.

Back To Top